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Om Ah Hung Slate Monoliths

These monoliths were cut, carved, enamelled and polished from 2.5 cm thick slabs of reclaimed building cladding. From start to finish, this was a project of intense concentration and precise measurements until their final installation in a garden in Devon.

The above image shows the three syllables chiselled out and in the process of adding relief ‘detailing’ with my Foredom.

The above image shows the Hung syllable after carving the ‘detailing’.

The Hung syllable after polishing and adding three coats of signwriters/monument enamel.

After carefully transporting the three stones over a journey of 400 miles, my wife and I spent around 10 hours digging the trench (in appalling ground conditions!) for the installation. Firstly, the plinths were assembled- these were pre-cut slate slabs and monoblocks adhered using CT-1 construction adhesive;

Once in place and all levels were correct, the trench was filled with concrete;

The ground was returned to the original state, wrappings removed and the stones unveiled;

 

 

 

 

 

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Om Ah Hung Stones

Hand carved in the Scottish Borders from natural Cornish beach stones.

On sale at Kagyu Samye Dzong, London and also available to order direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve.

 

Tibetan Skull Plaques

I based these skulls on a photograph of an ancient (and very worn) Tibetan Buddhist stone.

These are all freehand carved before sanding/polishing to 1200 grade. Enamelled with professional signwriters enamel before finishing with slate sheen. Sizes range from 7 x 10 cm to 9 x 10.5 cm. Available to buy now.

 

Guru Rinpoche Mantra Stone

A commission I made during the summer of 2015.

The 12 syllable Guru Rinpoche mantra (with my own lotus design) carved  from a natural slate slab which was found at Sandy Mouth in North Cornwall (approx. 60 cm long).

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Om and Tam Stones

Some of the 50 Tibetan Om, Sanskrit Om and Tam stones recently carved and delivered to the shop at Samye Ling. Each one individually hand carved from natural Cornish sea stones.
Tam syllable used with kind permission from Tashi Mannox.

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Karmapa Chenno Mantra Stones

Karmapa Chenno Mantra stones.
Hand carved from natural Cornish beach stones (45 x 20 cm and 47 x 23 cm).

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On sale at the Samye Ling shop, or you can order direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve.

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Tashi Delek house/gate signs

Tashi Delek house/gate signs (30 x 12 cm). Hand carved and enamelled from reclaimed slate.

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On sale now at the Samye Ling shop (or you can order direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve).

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Tara Ling Tibetan Buddhist House Sign

Tara Ling house sign (35×40 cm).

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Hand carved, polished and gold enamelled from slate hearth stone. Includes the ten syllable Green Tara mantra and Tam syllable (used with kind permission from Tashi Mannox).

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Hrih Stone

Another Hrih stone- this time carved from a Cornish sea stone found at Tregardock in North Cornwall (17 cm high).

Created for the shop at Samye Ling, but you can also order these direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve (message me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk)

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